THE AMPLIFIER OUTPUT LEVEL
an amplifier is saturated when, at given increments of its input level, its output is not incremented in the same proportion than its own gain and it therefore undergoes compression.
when an amplifier undergoes this situation, it means that it is working out of its linear response zone.
how to calculate the maximum output level of the amplifier
manufacturers' catalogues use to make allusions to standard din 4500 4b (une 20-523-79 part vi).
this standard explains how the specific maximum output level for either a broadband or a single channel amplifier is calculated.
for single channel amplification,three carriers are generated (figure 1).
in these kind of amplifiers, three carriers, f1, f2 and f3, are generated, as shown in figure 3.
in broadband amplifiers, when there are more than two input channels this implies that the reduction tables have to be applied to the output level.
these tables can be found attached to all our product catalogues.